Species identification of some Castanopsis (D.Don) Spach (Fagaceae) species from Northern Thailand using wood characteristics
Keywords: Wood characteristics, Castanopsis, Fagaceae
AbstractThe anatomical characters of the wood of seven species of the genus Castanopsis (D.Don) Spach (Fagaceae) from northern Thailand were investigated. The specimens were sectioned using a sliding microtome. Tissue maceration was also performed using Franklin’s solution. The samples of wood sections and macerated cells were observed under a light microscope and under scanning electron microscope. The wood anatomical data including presence of broad rays, vessel arrangement, presence of growth rings, occurrence of tyloses, shape of vessel-ray pits, and occurrence of prismatic crystals are helpful for identification of the species. From this study, a key to species based on wood anatomical characters was constructed.
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Phromprasit, P., Vajrodaya, S., & Kermanee, P. (2016). Species identification of some Castanopsis (D.Don) Spach (Fagaceae) species from Northern Thailand using wood characteristics. Thai Forest Bulletin (Botany), 44(2), 88-100. https://doi.org/10.20531/tfb.2016.44.2.01
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